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Title: Analysis of Disulfiram and Court School Programs - Final Report
Author(s): M H Miner
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 71
Sponsoring Agency: National Technical Information Service
Springfield, VA 22151
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Admin
Washington, DC 20590
Contract Number: DOT-HS-161-2-252
Sale Source: National Technical Information Service
US Dept of Commerce
5285 Port Royal Road
Springfield, VA 22151
United States of America

Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study dealt with the disulfiram program at the San Gabriel Valley Alcohol Rehabilitation Clinic (ARC) and the Level II Court School program at the Twin Palms Recovery Center in California.
Abstract: The purpose of the study was to determine the effectiveness of the treatment program at the ARC. Subjects from the ARC and court school were matched on blood-alcohol content (BAC) and prior alcohol-related arrests to ensure that the two groups would be comparable. (Other demographic variables for the two samples were comparable.) The court school sample could then be used as a comparison group with which to compare treatment effects from the ARC. Effectiveness of the program was measured in two ways: pre/posttreatment questionnaires and driving records. The questionnaires gave two measures of effectiveness: social adjustment and consumption of alcohol. Information gained from subjects' driving records allowed for a comparison of recidvism rates. (A no-treatment control group was added to the original two groups for this comparison). The study found that subjects from both the disulfiram and the court school group reported that the treatment program had been helpful; that subjects from the disulfiram group showed a statistically significant difference between their pretreatment and posttreatment social adjustment scores; that the abstinence rate for the disulfiram sample was significantly higher than that for the court school sample; that both the disulfiram treatment and court school groups showed a significantly smaller number of alcohol-related arrests than did the no-treatment group; and that the total ARC budget for fiscal year 1975-76 was $253,281. Recommendations for future research and programs are given. Twenty-eight tables and 3 figures are given; 4 appendixes contain study-related materials. A bibliography contains 17 citations. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Alcoholism; Alcoholism treatment programs; California; Microforms; Recidivism
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